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CMS boosts North Lanarkshire hospices' funding with 10th anniversary donation

16 May 2016

CMS Window Systems has made generous donations to two North Lanarkshire hospices, after they were nominated by North Lanarkshire Council to receive the second and third installments of CMS’s ‘ten donations for ten years’ anniversary initiative.

The donations were made as part of a year of support by CMS for ten charities dedicated to improving the lives of people in ten communities in which the business operates. North Lanarkshire Council nominated the two hospices to benefit from CMS’s 10-year anniversary charity programme; across the year, the firm will make ten donations of £1000 each to causes nominated by its most valued customers.

The two North Lanarkshire hospices both provide vital services for patients receiving end of life care. North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue visited St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie to present the charity with a cheque for £1000. The hospice is a specialist facility, providing palliative care services for patients with more complex needs. As well as highly individualised medical care, the centre provides complementary therapy and a spiritual and emotional support service.

Councillor Barry McCulloch presented a second £1000 donation to Strathcarron Hospice, which provides palliative and end-of-life care for patients in Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. Focusing its activity on the needs of patients, their families and carers, the hospice provides a diverse range of services including in-patient care, a day hospice, home visits, bereavement counselling, and research and education departments.

Depute Provost of North Lanarkshire Jean Jones said: “This is a very generous contribution from CMS to a much deserving cause. Strathcarron Hospice provides a vital service for people in need and this kind donation will make a big difference to their fundraising efforts.”

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, CMS operates with a strong social conscience. Its commitment to corporate social responsibility ranges from its extensive sustainability policies to its focus on creating local employment opportunities and support for community causes.

The business started its ‘ten donations for ten years’ initiative in February with a donation to The Cottage Family Centre in Fife, which provides vital services to local families, and will continue to make endowments to local causes throughout the year.

CMS’s Managing Director, Andy Kerr, said: “Strathcarron Hospice and St Andrew’s Hospice both make a very meaningful impact on the people, families and carers of North Lanarkshire, and we are delighted to provide funding to ensure they continue doing their superb work.

“CMS takes its role in the community very seriously. Our market-leading sustainability and recycling policies, as well as our apprenticeship scheme to promote local employment, all demonstrate our commitment to helping our communities thrive, and we feel that our ‘ten charities for ten years’ programme for 2016 is a great way to contribute.

“The last decade has seen a great deal of positive change for CMS. Since 2006, we’ve grown to be a leading window manufacturing business with a workforce of over 250 and a £35m annual turnover, and we’re keen to be responsible and give back to the communities in which we operate whenever we can.”

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